What is the IPL Facial?
The limelight facial is a non-invasive approach to skin revitalization. This treatment uses light to improve skin tone and surface imperfections associated with aging and photodamage. More specifically,
- Skin redness
- Tiny veins
- Brown spots
- Sun damage
What areas can be treated? Can it help rosacea?
It is ideal for any part of the face, neck and décolleté with skin redness, telangiectasia (tiny veins) or brown spots. The treatment can help those with skin redness associated with rosacea. The treatment is customized to the specific skin type and each patient’s needs.
A numbing cream is placed on the skin for 15-20 minutes prior to treatment. When treatment is done, patients experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. Treatment duration depends on the area being treated. However, most treatments take 20-45 minutes.
Most patients will see improvement after a single treatment. However, 3-5 treatments may be needed to see optimal results, depending on the extent of the problem. Additional treatments may be recommended, especially for excessively sun-damaged or red skin. Once the skin condition is improved, maintenance treatments may be recommended annually.
Immediately after the treatment, brown spots will start to darken and the skin may appear slightly red. The treated area may be mildly swollen. This typically lasts a few hours and rarely a day or longer. Make-up can be applied to cover the redness. The brown spots will appear darker than before treatment but within 1-3 weeks they will flake off and fade. Diffuse redness and telangiectasia will decrease and the complexion will improve.
New brown spots, telangiectasia, and redness may appear with new sun damage; however, they too can be treated. Remember to always apply broad-spectrum sunscreen when outdoors to minimize sun damage and the appearance of new spots and redness. Rosacea is a chronic skin condition and cannot be “cured” with any laser or light source, however, its appearance can be improved with the LimeLight Facial.